Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You Give A Girl A Vintage Curtain and...........

Dan brought home these fabulous vintage curtains last week that had lots of wear and I couldn't have been more excited! Working around the holes and wear spots is easy when you turn them into "other" projects. So far I have used some of it for the darling stool that Dan built using reclaimed feet and old door or window casing. So chic don't you think!
I also have made several of these charming gardening aprons using all kinds of different vintage and reclaimed fabrics. You may see both of us wearing these this summer at the shows. (I don't' think Dan's will have flowers!) Good also for any kind of creative project - garage sales etc. 3 pockets, one size fits all :-)
Next, is another fabric that I have been hording for quite some time. Vintage linen gray toile - be still my heart! I used some here to cover yet another stool and I stitched this great French style market bag using a pattern from Kaari Mengs French General Home Sew Book.
I also used bits of it and other great fabrics to cover these journals.
Instructions for the journals and the garden apron came from another French General book "The French Inspired Home" also by Kaari Meng.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

RePurposed Up cycled Lamps @ Bluedoor

Dan & I have had this notion to try lamp making, he having a background as an electrician and me well.........
Any way here is a look at our latest creation on it's way into Bluedoor here in Grand Rapids.
Dan also refurbished these wonderful old vintage goose neck desk lamps this week. The base of each one is different and unique. I personally love the pale dove gray one that has it's original old paint.
We also added lots of product to our space @ Bluedoor, including signs, oil paintings, stained glass windows, 3 beautiful Gothic windows, industrial, drawer and cubby cabinets. Lots of repurposed, up cycled and vintage charm.
You can also see lots of our product on ETSY - see the side bar here for a quick link.